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Steamship Passage Tickets & Contracts - 1890s

All Passage Contracts & Tickets for the 1890s available at the GG Archives. These unique contracts represent primary source documents of the voyage of many immigrants. Our collection includes a variety of types and classes and provides an invaluable account of the cost of passage.

Immigrant's Prepaid Passage Receipt from Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen 1891

1891-10-10 Purchaser's Receipt for Prepaid Passage - Bremen to New York via Southampton

Receipt and contract for third class passage from Bremen to New York in 1891 on board a steamship of the North German Lloyd for a German Emigrant. Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

1895 Dutch Steerage Passage Contract on the Cunard Line for a German Immigrant. The Voyage Took Him from Rotterdam to New York via Liverpool.

1895-05-29 Passage Contract - Rotterdam to New York via Liverpool

Original steamship ticket contract for Heinrich Hermes, 21, of Germany who arrived in New York on 8 June 1895 aboard the Cunard Steamship Lucania (for the Liverpool to New York via Queenstown portion of his journey.) He was processed as an immigrant through Ellis Island. He was a Laborer and his intended destination was New York. Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

Immigrant Passage Contract - Sweden to New York, Cunard Line Campania 1897

1897-04-07 Passage Contract - Gothenburg to New York via Hull and Liverpool

Steamship steerage passage contract for a 25 year-old Swedish servant, immigrating to America from Gothenburg, Sweden on 7 April 1897. She took a small coastal steamer from Gothenburg to Grimsby, England, a train from Hull to Liverpool and boarded the Cunard steamship Campania for the voyage to New York arriving on 17 April 1897. Includes Immigration Information.

Prepaid Steamship Ticket Memorandum, American Line, 1897

1897-10-02 Prepaid Memorandum - Southampton to New York

1897 Steamship Ticket Memorandum (Ticket Receipt) for a Prepaid Second Cabin passage on the American Line Steamship St. Louis for Passenger R. L. Laplace. The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives also has the passenger list for the voyage this ticket was purchased for. Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.

Prepaid Steamship Ticket - Second Cabin - American Line 1898

1898-11-11 Prepaid Memorandum - Eastward from New York

Receipt prepared by the ticket agent and represents the left side of the prepaid steamship passage contract that would have been forwarded to the immigrants named in the contract. Includes Relative Cost of Passage Ticket in Today's Currency Value calculations.


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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.